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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sonny Depalma, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
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    I was diggin through my wall of boxes and found my Roth stuff, met him in 84 and became friends. Heres some stuff I received from him over the years, includes the chick with the Rat Fink in her hand that I sent him in 1984. Anyone who knows my work knows what a major impact he made in my life and so many others, thanks Big Daddy.
     

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  2. Harms Way
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    Hey Sonny,

    Clyde and I were just talking about you,... I am guessing we won't see you at Autorama huh ? :cool:
     
  3. Ranunculous
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    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Ed Roth was a unique human being.
     
  4. Very, very kool artifacts!

    Joel
     
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  5. Doc.
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    Very cool. I wish I could have met Ed while he was still with us.

    Doc.
     
  6. vettes2
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    Those are cool as hell!
     
  7. poorboy
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  8. 65PANELRAT
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    Bitchen! Thanx for sharing!
     
  9. LANCE-SPEED
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    When I was a kid I had a german spiked helmet I got from Cars of Stars, I beleive it was an Ed Roth deal, I would love to have one now.
     
  10. Kustom7777
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    thanks for posting that stuff,,,,i met him once also,,around that same time period,,couldn't have met a nicer guy,,,,,
     
  11. Von Franco
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    Sonny very cool man, I remember when I was at his house printing up catalogs and saw your airbrush girl painting hanging up and asked Ed, who did it and he said Sonny Depalma
    and I said with a name like that the guys gotta be cool man lol...................
    Endsville Franco..............
     
  12. oldbutstillyoung
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
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    Sir: in 1965 Roth lettered the Beaver Hunter aa/fa it was named for a series called Beaver Patrol the driver of his Yellow Fang was there , was wondering if anyone had heard of it? I have a tee shirt with the logo on it some were in my 50 some yrs of
    s--t well look for it .
     
  13. LXTURBO2000
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    i had the pleasure to meet ed roth in albq nm years ago. super nice guy. thanks for sharing with us.
     
  14. Rudy J
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    Wow! How cool is that Thanks for sharing
     
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  15. eye bone
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    Hey Cool! Thanks for sharring that stuff… I just lost more brain cell's… In a good way! LOL
     
  16. G V Gordon
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    Uh? Doc? ...Does that mean you have met him since he left!?

    Sonny, thanks for sharing those, I'm sure they are prized possesions.
     
  17. Doc.
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    Nope, I'm in no hurry to meet him now. HAHA.

    Doc.
     
  18. bonesy
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    Very cool stuff!
     
  19. timebombkustoms
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    from Indiana

    Thanks for sharing Sonny!
     
  20. Stumpy
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    My dad has one givin to him by Ed when he was about 7 or 8. He had Doug Dorr pinstripe a couple years ago. He has a bunch of old Roth stuff,from when he was a kid...
     
  21. JEPPA
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    This says it all.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing Sonny.
     
  22. ProEnfo
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    Sonny...

    Very cool, thanks for sharing those...


    Oldbutstillyoung...

    Beaver Hunter ll (photo from DRM collection)

    CC
     

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  23. finkd
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    I have a sign from the cars the star place that big daddy painted, it is for the evil drilling machine from the movie the great race.
     
  24. Docco
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    That stuff needs to be framed and hung on walls not hidden in boxes.
     
  25. L110Mike
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    from North OC

    this one is the most curious for me: what were Roth's religious views?


    note: not trying to start a religious debate, just a question about Roth to people who knew him.
     

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  26. G V Gordon
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    Joined the Mormon church in 1974.
     
  27. Harms Way
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    Ed became a Mormon late in his life, we had a really good conversation about faith at Bob Evens over breakfast several years ago when he was in Michigan, We disagreed on a number of things in the way we approached our Christian faith ( I am a Christian that attends a Baptist church), but we also both respected each others views.

    In the long run, during that conversation it was clear, that even though we had different views on certain aspects of our Christian faith, that it was far more important to us than cars.

    In fact it was kind of funny, we both realized that for a time in each of our life's our "god" was the cars, when things were in perspective, GOD took first place and everything else fell into it's proper priority from there.

    Out of all the things I thought I knew about Ed, and growing up thinking of him as a Hot Rod idol,.... all that was gone, and for a while he was just another brother trying to follow the straight and narrow,..... This the thing I will always think of when I think of Ed Roth.
     
  28. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Here's one that Roth and McPhail painted for me at the '96 KC World of Wheels...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  29. paintpyro
    Joined: Feb 2, 2004
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    Ed was my Sunday School teacher.
     

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